4 miles
Distance
1,449 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
1,314 ft
High Point

A great loop for riders looking for some variety or to extend their normal ride.

This largely intermediate (grade 3) loop descends from the summit down Upper Leaping Lizard and the easier top portion of Leaping Lizard into the south west corner of the park. It then traverses on Supa Kanuka before climbing back to the summit via Aratihi.

Estimated riding time of 30 to 45 minutes depending on fitness and skill level.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Makara Peak: South West Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    761 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,314 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,312 ft
  • Grade
    -0.014%
  • Grade max
    -54.049%
  • Grade min
    65.019%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,330 ft
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  • Variable
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Upper Leaping Lizard
Jul 29, 2018 @ 3:02am
Jul 29, 2018
Gravel needs to be swept urgently. Great gravel though. I love gravel
Aratihi
Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:46pm
Jul 14, 2018
Supa Kanuka
Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:43pm
Jul 7, 2018
Leaping Lizard
Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Jun 2, 2018
Running well, however there are some small ruts developing near the top of the trail to watch out for, especially when riding fast in wet weather.
Tower 16 Connector
Dec 7, 2015 @ 10:42pm
Dec 7, 2015
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